Monday, April 27, 2015


I love pelicans. I imagine they're like pterodactyls must have been. They're so amazingly graceful when they're flying...and yet there's that moment when they hit the water with a huge splash that looks so out-of-control...
These aren't great pix as they were pretty far away. But I had fun watching them.

Maybe I'll get some better shots soon.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Gone to the Birds

Our local photography club got the opportunity to photograph some rescued exotic birds. They were quite charming and put on a little show for us.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fun with Cats!

My boys like to help me change the sheets on the bed. I got an idea that it might be fun to snap some pix while they were under the top sheet....

 I was right.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring Flowers

Spring is such a lovely time of year around here. The azaleas are blooming...among other things. Here are just a few shots from around my parents' house and around ours.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Looking Out

Cormorants. They're awesome. One day soon I need to get some good pix of one with his wings spread.
Love these ears!
Ah, the Cape!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cats' Eyes

I frequently wonder what goes on behind them.

These two fine specimens rule the roost at my parents' house.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gwyneth the Baby Snatcher

A bit of background in the way of explanation here: We have a couple of upright plastic storage units in our exercise/utility room. They have doors on them and shelves inside. One of them contains, among other things, dog & cat food and supplies....including babies. I tend to buy extra babies when they're on clearance and save them for a rainy day, so to speak.

Yesterday LoML and I went out and about on various excursions and were gone for a good part of the day. As we began unloading some groceries upon our return I spotted a cow on the dining room carpet! Okay, not a real cow...but a hound baby that had been stashed away in the afore-mentioned storage.

I backed up into the living room area to inquire of Ms. SneakyDog if she could shed any light on the situation.

She wasn't sure, but thought maybe we'd had a break-in. Now you also need more information on the picture above. Gwyn's a little blurry because she's still moving, playing with the purple gorilla baby (remember Grape Ape from the cartoons?) that was in the storage unit. Also the girafe/ball toy was previously put away. Before you feel too sorry for this poor neglected hound, observe the long red baby, the elk antler, the orange kong-type toy on the right edge of the picture, AND the white thing above it which is the tip of the tail of her fox baby....all of those were already out and available to her!

But what ultimately sent us into hysterics was what you see in the left corner of the top picture. Let's look a little closer:
 What is that UNDER Ms. SneakyDog's bed??? Let's lift the edge of the bed up:
That's right...two more babies (one that still has its tag) stashed away under her bed....for those emergencies that you never see coming--when all infrastructure disintegrates and there are no more stores from which to purchase babies!

Under. Her. Bed.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Crazy Sand Dance

The following is a demonstration of the "sports" continuous setting on my new camera. Gwyn decided to show off her crazy sand dance to illustrate:

On one of our longer walks we end up at a relative's house where we can walk on the dock and on the strip of beach beside it. When we step off the dock into the sand she goes into whirling-dervish mode. This is a rather complicated maneuver as she's still on leash....but she's just about perfected it. All of the above were shot in the span of a couple of seconds.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015


One of yesterday's photo sessions was of Redbuds. This is ours. It's still very small, but it's hanging in there and it did bloom this year.
 I love how beautiful they are in bloom.
This one belongs to my parents. It's quite large.

The bees love it, but Mom says she doesn't have as many bees this year as last.

 What's that up there?
 A butterfly in flight!